A 33-year-old vendor of electronic goods to e-commerce firm Flipkart has been arrested by the Bengaluru Police for allegedly cheating the firm of over Rs 1.5 lakh. The vendor would replace original electronic goods with low quality ones and return them to Flipkart. The businessman was identified as S Ramesh Kumar, owner of the firm Nandi Electronics.
Police have filed a case against Ramesh Kumar on the basis of a complaint filed by Shivarama Krishna, a Flipkart represantative. The complaint says that the company directed online orders from customers to vendors to pack and deliver products.
“Our vendor Nandi Electronics used to place orders with Flipkart with fake contact numbers and email IDs. They packed low quality products against the fake orders and returned them to Flipkart saying the addresses were not traceable,” the Flipkart complaint has stated.
The vendor allegedly billed Flipkart for the high quality product and thus cheat the e-commerce firm. The owner of Nandi Electronics Ramesh Kumar who was arrested on November 13 had confessed to cheating Flipkart to make a fast buck, police said.